When you ask Nicole what she wants to be when she grows up, she will tell you she wants to be a 'home staying mom'. BUT, she will only be a home staying mom if she has a red kitchen aid. I must say, it's seems like a perfectly acceptable demand. I LOVE MINE!!After Matthew was potty trained he decided he wanted 'toonies' (underwear) like his Dad. The had to be white and he wanted undershirts too. (Sorry for tmi about Ken's undies!) One day Matthew was looking for a pair of toonies in the clean laundry basket and he picked up a pair of Ken's. They were about as long as Matthew was tall and he said to me, 'Are these mine or Dad's?) When I was a little girl all I ever wanted to be was a cosmetologist. I LOVE DOING HAIR! I love fixing it, cutting, braiding, shampooing, etc. I also love the smell of perms AND the whole beauty shop 'scene.' It speaks to me! Would it surprise you to find out that my Mom was a cosmetologist? She had a shop in the laundry room of our home in Meridian, Idaho.
My brother in law, Larry is a fireman. So was his AWESOME Dad. I won't be surprised to see one of his boys follow in those same footsteps.
I had a really good friend growing up who's parents drank, smoked, where VERY involved in the party scene and eventually split because they were cramping each other's style. She's following right in those same footsteps.
I heard a talk once that said we have to do everything we can to teach our kids the right way. It doesn't matter what we say because they can see what we are doing. AND whatever we do, they are going to try to do better. So, if we are loving and kind and involved in a good work, so will our children. If we are fence sitter, they will be too. You get the idea.
I am not a fence sitter. I'm an all or none type of girl. If I'm involved, I'm TOTALLY involved. If I don't like it, I won't go near it. I want nothing to do with it. You aren't going to convince me. I try to stay so far away from the fence, that I couldn't find it if I wanted to.
I'm not really sure where this is going, but I just want you to know that I'm trying me best. I love Jesus Christ. I love his words, his gospel, his example! I want to live with him again. I want to see my son, my mom, and the crazy lady, Bernice, that I helped in a nursing home for one of my Laurel projects. AND I want my kids to see what I am doing and be able to see a good way to live.